"Cover Story" piece on whether the legal voting age in the United States should
"Cover Story" piece on whether the legal voting age in the United States should be lowered to 16. Curtis Gans, director of the Committee for the Study of the American Electorate in Washington, D.C., says its a bad idea, considering the maturity and political attention span of young people. Gans notes that the turnout among 18- to 24-year-olds has declined steadily for the past three decades and hit a new low of 32 percent in 1996. But Cynthia Erdley, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Maine argues that kids are growing up faster today, both physically and mentally. With references to WMPG, the non-commercial radio station on the University of Southern Maine campus that is home to "Blunt," the hotbed of youth suffrage in Maine.
Burnett, Lee, ""Cover Story" piece on whether the legal voting age in the United States should" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4921.
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